I’m spending my 52nd birthday at California Academy of Sciences with African penguins, a white alligator, and armored catfish, and other amazing things.
Let’s Draw Davis is a wonderful sketch crawl group I have joined twice so far. We meet in one location, travel around on foot and sketch stuff, and meet back up afterward in a second place to share our sketches. I’ve met some very warm and skillful artists too. Both times have been a very enriching experience. I highly recommend finding or starting a sketch crawl group in your region.
This is my master copy of Gorey’s “The Doubtful Guest” in ink. I’m on a big Edward Gorey kick lately. I’m reading Amphigorey to my son, and listening to his biography “Born to Be Posthumous” in the car. His dark storytelling and artwork have inspired some of our other favorite storytellers, from “Lemony Snickett” to Neil Gaiman to Tim Burton. I wanted to study his line work more intimately, so I copied one of my favorite pages from his books. Micron pen on Moleskine sketchbook paper, 7″ x 5″.
Work in progress on a Lykoi, or werewolf cat. It’s a breed that’s only ten years old. “Ozzy”, 6″x6″ on hot press cotton paper.
One of my favorite creatures to visit at a zoo are okapis. Face like a deer, neck like a giraffe, and hindquarters like a zebra. I’m so excited that the Sacramento Zoo will adopt okapis soon! Micron pen in Moleskine sketchbook, 4″x4″.
This female alpaca lives at Cape Newagen Alpaca Farm in Maine. Ink on paper, 4″x4″.
My daily art yesterday was this calico kitty “Clementine”. When I don’t know what to draw, sometimes I go to Reddit, where there are several subreddits of people wanting artists to draw their photos. I started with pencil and Micron pen at lunch yesterday, then finished the inking at home after work and added a touch of watercolor with Faber Castell watercolor pencils and a
Photo Source: RedditGetsDrawn
A hedgehog doodle. Ink, Copic markers, and gel pen on Moleskine sketchbook. 4″x4″.
A little more work in progress on Valentine Kitten 2019. I will put together a longer video of the whole process when I am done, for Facebook, IGTV, and YouTube. Watercolor and ink on cotton paper, 5″x7″.
I drew this little kitten with Valentine heart at lunch today. Next will be watercolor, and I’ll have a video of the whole process at the end.